My two cents on the war theatre + articles

05 Oct

(The play was acted out by IIUM students)

1. The part on Syria and Kashmir, though without any spoken dialogue, managed to convey the message successfully. I am in awe with the creativity shown. How human rights and freedom of speech are practically non-existent, how the people are silenced and without any power to change the situation…. how UN and EU just mock the help begged upon them…. true that action speaks louder and more effectively than words.

2. Thank you for informing us with statistics on prisoners, killings and snippets of what’s really happening in the regions mentioned. For one, I have no idea before that no Kashmiri prisoners have ever came back to their family……. alive. :'(

3. The part on Rohingya, however, was… quite poorly scripted. There was this scene where a Burmese soldier raped a Rohingyan girl. The dialogue that followed was him asking the male audience, “Brothers, do you want to try this girl as well?” I honestly deem that line stupid and insensitive. Some of the audience are from war-torn countries. The scene is real to them; for some it happened to their mothers, sisters, relatives, neighbours. The question was like asking them if they would like their women to be raped. When one of the male audience mouthed “F— you!” in response, I would say it was well-deserved.

4. When the Rohingyan mother saw the bodies of her dead children, she took a knife and proceeded to kill herself. What on earth, man? People battling with war, they don’t do that. Palestians, Syrians, Kashmiris, Rohingyans, the people of Southern Thailand. Their imaan is not as shallow as ours. Sure, they’d break down, they’d cry. But never would they commit suicide. They’d take it as fate. They believe that their children are martyrs fisabilillah – and martyrdom is the best of death. So they’d be strong and make du’a for their children, may they reside peacefully in heaven. And they’d keep on producing more and more offspring so they’d grow up to fight for the sake of Allah as well. That’s what they do. Not freaking kill themselves.

5. Some of us were very rude indeed. It’s not right to laugh during serious scenes even if the acting was poor or the dialogues were off. And then some sisters got mad with you guys laughing and you said they’re being “over” and ridiculous. The hell, man. It was seriously insulting to people who actually suffer from war, don’t you see? You don’t know their pain, that’s why you had the heart to laugh. Wasn’t appropriate, really.

6. Overall tonight’s exposure gave me moral boost to study harder. Sometimes I forget why am I reading law. Sometimes I want to quit. Sometimes I want to wallow in regret because I didn’t choose a course I’d enjoy more. But tonight reminded me why I’m doing what I’m doing. It’s not for me – it’s for them. It’s for these Muslims who are being denied rights of life, who have no one to back them up. If I give up on Law, they’d lose one more person out of the very few who’d defend them in the future. If I give up, a few people would be happy because I won’t choose one dangerous path I so want to take since I was in high school, but more people would be sad and angered because I fail to live up to my promise. So I can’t give up. I’m very grateful for the reminder.

7. Attached here is a pdf file entitled Arakan Report, courtesy of sister Bermet and some articles on refugees I managed to retrieve online from my project paper back in UiTM (those in form of scanned journals/bookpages are at home…..)

If they shall be of use. Heavy reading they are, though. Especially the last one.


Posted by on October 5, 2012 in .heh.


6 responses to “My two cents on the war theatre + articles

  1. Free Palestine, Syria & Kashmir

    October 5, 2012 at 3:08 am

    what movie this would be? or is it a play?

    • aikautsarc

      October 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      it’s a play done by iium students. it’s good in the sense that it shows the hardships faced by muslims in war-torn regions, but some parts were not properly scripted i think. huu.

  2. Free Palestine, Syria & Kashmir

    October 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    do they have this on youtube or somewhere? i’m trying to be just, to figure it out myself instead of judging by your view only :) n i’m curious abt it too. iium student u are, no?

    • aikautsarc

      October 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Yes i’m studying in iium now. i shifted from uitm.

      No they didn’t record it…. the play was just last night.

      But I guess some of the vids shown in the background are indeed in youtube. I’ll try to ask those from Student Representative Council if I could get links to the vids. Then i’ll post it in fb and tag you, alright?

      p/s: i know who you are from your email :)

      • Cheh. baru nak bajet stranger..

        October 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

        and what happen to ‘(Address never made public)’ ? -.-‘

        hye aiman! :D

      • aikautsarc

        October 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm

        yeaaa memang la tak public for the blog readers to see. tapi to blog owner, nampak heheh. tu semua ayat lawyer tu. fakta penuh disembunyikan hahah.

        hi to you back bro. :)


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